The University of Texas Medical Branch has worked to integrate interprofessional education into our curricula across health professions student early learners. Through our strategic planning process , we identified the approach called T.E.A.M.S. (Team–Based Care & Interprofessional Education, Engagement with Stakeholders, Advanced Simulation–Based Education, Modern Technology & Innovation, Sustainability). We have applied these strategies in development of our core IPE curriculum. This curriculum will describe an approach and model that could be used by others to enhance interprofessional education at the respective schools. This talk represents an IPE as it discusses development of an IPE core curriculum for close to 1,200 students from degree programs that include, nursing, medicine, OT, PT, clinical lab sciences, nutrition, public health, physician assistants, and graduate biomedical students. This talk will provide knowledge to learners about development of a Core IPE Curriculum as well as challenges and needed resources to effectively integrate activities across curricula. This curriculum is slated to foster an environment that utilizes emerging technologies to enrich educational experiences and provide a platform for innovative and immersive learning. During the presentation we will describe the curriculum framework, content development and essential resources that are utilized. The IPEC core competencies underpin the curriculum as well as our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) "IPE 2 Practice". The curriculum is slated to move the learner along a continuum of learning from introduction to integration and ultimately immersion. We have completed the curriculum for the introductory activities. The curriculum will have the following components: 1) Core Activities, 2) Selective Activities, 3) Required Online Modules, 4) Program Evaluation and Learner Assessment, and 5) Faculty Development. The curriculum is designed to be delivered in a longitudinal manner, building on each element as students gain more experience and more knowledge about interprofessional education.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change